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Women with type two diabetes have increased risk of heart disease

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(WECT) - Young women with type two diabetes have an increased risk of heart disease.

A study of 1,200 pre-menopausal women found plaque build-up in the carotid arteries shared similarities with type two diabetes, regardless of their age, blood pressure or smoking history.

To decrease the risk of heart attacks, researchers recommend screening women with type two diabetes at younger ages, even if they have no other risk factors.

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